Recoded classics, standout sneakers and an inimitable silhouette: Demna Gvasalia’s vision for Balenciaga has made a seismic impact on the landscape of fashion. Here are the key pieces, as worn by model, actor and writer Earl-James Atkinson. Photography by Richard Dowker.
Worn-in, oversized, with a dropped-shoulder silhouette – no one does a hoodie quite like Balenciaga. And it’s made in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature charity.
The epitome of the season’s tech footwear trend: Track sneakers introduce a jolt of the contemporary to office-ready shirting and tailored trousers.
The nylon parka, reinterpreted to echo Cristobal Balenciaga’s swing-back silhouette, has become a signature of the house. Its cocoon-like shape is anchored by the cult Track sneaker.